I am not so good at this - I have an old Magento (1.3.1) store with about 1300 products. Now - I decided to make a fresh install of the newest (1.9.1) version. I have that running on an IP address before I manage to put all of my products in and then change the domain DNS to forward the traffic to the new store running the new Magento version. The problem is - I have been putting the products in by hand and it takes a very very long time (they all have different sizes, colors and so on). Is there a safe way to automatically transfer all the products from a 1.3.1 database to a 1.9.1 database? I mean - it's kind of hard for me to imagine how this would work if for example the categories I set up might not even have the exact same name...Thanks for any suggestions! :-* Allysin
You can safely run your backup of your 1.3 database against the new version of Magento and it will upgrade the database to work with version 1.9. The steps are as follows:
1) Backup your old site (version 1.3) 2) Restore the backup to a NEW database. Remember if you have to re-do this step it must be a new CLEAN database. You can simply restore to the same database without dropping and recreating it first. 3) Point your new version of Magento to the old database. If you use Magerun you can do the process directly from the command line
After the process is complete you will have all your products, categories, customers (EVERYTHING!!) in the new version of Magento without having to do any import or export.